Monday, November 26, 2007

I am my own biggest fan

I just finished a set of thank you cards that I have been working on for quite some time. They are everything I wanted them to be.
Sometimes you just have to toot your own horn.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A tale of two craft fairs

Saturday was the Indie Craft experience holiday shopping spectacular and the B Complex in Atlanta. It was a very busy day, there were tons of shoppers and tons of crafters. My neighbors were super nice ladies, the Knit Girl and Kidsizzle.
After the Indie Craft Experience was over I drove to Savannah for the Mutation fair. It was a welcome change after the slightly chilly and very packed ICE . Mutation was held in a parking lot where there was plenty of room to spread out, and the weather was perfect. One of the tables adjacent to mine was Stinky Lou Lou (aka Kitsch niche on etsy) Across from me was The Family Chicken, so I got to spend a fair amount of time ogling her fantastic vases.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Crazy Craft Fair Weekend

Next Saturday is the Indie Craft Experience in Atlanta. It's my 4th time as an ICE participant; there is always a great turnout and tons of fabulous handmade items. Call me crazy, but as soon as ICE is done I'm packing up my car and driving to Savannah to participate in the Mutation fair on Sunday. I participated in Mutation last October, and liked it so much that I couldn't decide if I wanted to participate in it or the Indie Craft Experience, so I'm doing both!

Thank you Rare Bird Finds!

Microwave Girl has been featured in Rare Bird finds (an awesome shopping blog) for the Mr. Mustache cards I sent out for the November sampler's media samples.

They also featured my "you rock my socks" cards back in February. Be warned if you visit their blog- I alway walk away with a long list of things I really really NEED to buy.

It's party time again

Last Saturday was the second annual Jump! fall party. I helped a little with the planning and made the invitations. They were designed around the time that I was also picking blueberries every day in my front yard, can you tell?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Sampler is here!

Hooray! I got my sampler in the mail today. There is a ton of cool stuff inside, and lots of websites to check out. I received one because I made a contribution for the November sampler. I sent in 100 of my "you rock my socks" cards. I hope they make someone's trip to the mailbox as fun as mine was today!

Monday, November 5, 2007

A Blast From The Past

I bought an awesome old slide projector, complete with hundreds of someone's old vacation slides, at an antique market a year ago. I brought it home, rifled through the slides a bit, and then promptly forgot about it. For some reason I thought the man who sold it to me said the projector needed a new bulb, so I never even plugged it in. It took a friend asking what it was for me to even take it out of the case, and lo and behold- it works. It smells horrible, like your grandmother's musty old basement, but it makes a really nice sound when you advance a slide.
I somehow wound up with a slide carousel, even though this machine uses a different type of tray, and I already had a case full of glass slides (that won't work either) from a previous thrift store purchase. They are mostly vacation photos from the 1970's, but the glass slides are from the 1950s. I think I'll remount them and use them as inspiration for some paintings sometime in the future.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Happy Birthday Axel!

Axel (who was the inspiration for the Happy Birthday card above) turned one year old today. We had a party for him, and invited some friends and a boston named Hansel. I made them "pup cakes" with muffin-cup-liner-shaped ramekins filled with dog food. I "iced" them with easy cheese (Axel thinks it's fantastic, I think it's revolting) and then topped them with a dehydrated chicken treat. They were a big hit with the boys.

After Axel and Hansel met and had their treats, Axel was humped in the face for an hour or so. I'm sure he would have liked it to have been a little less one sided, but he just couldn't seem to get a grip on Hansel; he's a slippery little fellow. Once they got that out of their systems, they had fun playing a bit before Hansel had to go back home.

Friday, November 2, 2007


The Crafting Patch Market wasn't quite as busy as we had all hoped, but it was a fun day in the park. My sister helped me out, and brought Buster (who is a shih tzu/poodle mix) to be our mascot. She had 3 dogs to choose from, but Buster won the "who wants to go to the park" contest by a landslide. Roxanne couldn't have cared less, and Riley didn't try very hard at all. We met a bunch of awesome crafters, and we had really great booth neighbors.
While we were there, Smoky Mountian Fibers introduced us to the wonderful world of needle felting, and we spent the next two days making needle felting food items.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

My Bad

It's been a while; I'm sorry for neglecting you blog. Here's a card from my newly finished set: Lil' Critters Cards For All Occasions. There are seven cards total, each featuring a different critter saying either "Thank You", "Get well soon", "Happy Birthday", "Happy Anniversary", "Congratulations", "Hello", or "My Bad".